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A Beef with the "Molly Brown"

The Space Foundation’s year-long commemoration of the Apollo missions continues with this article written by Space Foundation Senior Analyst John Holst about an amusing Gemini incident involving two future Apollo astronauts.

by John Holst, Space Foundation Senior Analyst

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Remembering the First Astronauts of Apollo

The Space Foundation’s year-long commemoration of the Apollo missions continues with this article written by Space Foundation Senior Analyst John Holst, remembering the Apollo 1 astronauts. by John Holst, Space Foundation Senior Analyst In between September’s mission success of Gemini XI and the last scheduled Gemini mission in November 1966, NASA, in October, brought more…

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Celebrating Apollo: More of the Right Stuff

The Space Foundation begins its year-long commemoration of the Apollo missions of 1969 with subject matter from its new thematic calendar — human spaceflight. The Apollo missions laid a foundation for our current and future successes in space. This article, written by Space Foundation Senior Analyst John Holst, examines how NASA astronauts have changed over…

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Death Star Designer Visits Space Foundation Discovery Center

Until recent years, Colin Cantwell was not a name known by many, although nearly everyone recognizes his work. Cantwell designed and constructed prototypes for the spaceships in the original Star Wars movies, including the X-Wing Fighter, Landspeeder, Sandcrawler and the infamous Death Star. SyFy.com reports that the Arrestor Cruiser seen in Solo is also a…

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Five Things You Might Not Know About Spacesuits

This summer at the Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation is exploring the fascinating world of spacesuits. Here are five things about spacesuits that you may not know.   They regulate body temperature. In space, without Earth’s protective atmosphere, astronauts are exposed to extreme heat and extreme cold. Temperatures can fluctuate from about…

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Space Foundation Hosts Space Agency Technology Transfer Officers

The Space Foundation was pleased to host the annual meeting of the Space Agency Technology Transfer Officers (SATTO) in April. As an off-agenda addition to the 34th Space Symposium, the meeting included a lengthy discussion of how the Space Foundation’s leading Space Awareness Programs can assist space agencies with their technology transfer efforts.

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10 Things to Know About the Second Full Moon in January 2018

  You may have heard that a very special Moon is going to be in the night sky next week. What makes this Moon so special? Here are 10 things you need to know about the second full Moon in January 2018!   The full Moon occurring on Jan. 31, 2018, will be a blue…

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10 Things You Need to Know About the Leonid Meteor Shower

The Leonid meteor shower is coming up in November, and here are a few facts you should know about this annual meteor shower. The Leonid meteor shower is named for the star constellation Leo, which is where the meteors appear to come from. The meteors will appear to originate from Leo the Lion’s mane. While…

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The Economist Presents "A New Space Age"

The Space Foundation is a supporting association for the global Space Summit to be presented by The Economist on Nov. 9 in Seattle. “A New Space Age” will explore untapped business and economics opportunities within the industry. The Economist Event’s inaugural global Space Summit focuses on the future of human space exploration, gathering chief executives, thinkers,…

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Art is Inspiring the Next Generation of Space Leaders

Through art, our creativity brings the imagination to life. It is the inspiration found in artistic expression that led Space Foundation Director of Marketing, Nancy Reed, to establish the International Student Art Contest. In its first year, eight years ago, the contest received 150 entries, mostly from Colorado. Since then, the contest has grown worldwide,…

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